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Blu-ray for Cold Storage – What About Tape?

Feb 13, 2014 |

Last week, Spectra Logic’s Bruce Kornfeld, the company’s Interim CMO, raised an important question: “Can Consumer Technologies Meet the Demands of Commercial Data Storage Applications?” Kornfield’s post was motivated by Facebook’s recent unveiling of a prototype Blu-ray optical disc library, capable of storing approximately 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet. Read more…

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.

Internet Freedom Fighters: Amazon, Facebook, Rackspace and 54 More to Lobby Gov’t

Sep 25, 2012 |

This week, not one but two groups of IT heavyweights launched with plans to expand the scope of the Internet while protecting the free flow of ideas it provides. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) counts already 42 founding members, including infrastructure providers Rackspace, Softlayer, ProfitBricks and Tucows, while the Internet Association’s 14-strong roster claims Web giants Google, Yahoo, Facebook, eBay and Amazon.

Amazon Aims to Disrupt Traditional Enterprise Practices

Aug 29, 2012 |

This week, The New York Times profiled Amazon Web Services.

Hosting Service Providers Spill Their Worst Fears

Aug 24, 2012 |

Attendees at HostingCon 2012 speak of their darkest fears in a ScienceLogic survey.

Facebook Showcases Green Datacenter

Apr 26, 2012 |

A small team of engineers at Facebook have created an ultra-efficient design for large-scale computing.

Expert Panel: What’s Around the Bend for Big Data?

Mar 2, 2011 |

This week we checked in with experts from Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo, Facebook’s Hadoop engineering team and others to discuss some diverse issues related to big data, including changes in use, frameworks and applications. We also identify the year’s most profound trends and speculate on what lies ahead.

Facebook Dreams of Terabit Ethernet

Feb 3, 2010 |

The slow road to fast networks.

Intel Develops Facebook App to Fight Cancer and Climate Change

Aug 4, 2009 |

Facebook app enables users to donate spare CPU cycles for a good cause.